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TP-link TL-PA511
9.0 out of 10

TP-link TL-PA511

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Overall 8
8.0

Would definitely buy it again!

Josh Andary, Amazon
13 January 2015
  • Summary: My situation: I purchased this product because I was having trouble getting a wifi connection in my bedroom. My house is a single story and is quite wide and all of the walls are constructed from solid concrete. The fact that my router is not in the middle of my house also does not help.
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Overall 8
8.0

Still a better choice than wireless

D. Buckner, Amazon
7 November 2014
  • Summary: Having used 200MBps powerline adapters for years I have had extensive experience with them. You will never get the full rated speed out of any of these types of units due to the power lines themselves (house wiring). It is just expected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Easier than running cable, but don't expect wired speeds.

A J, Amazon
31 October 2014
  • Summary: I've used the 500Mbps TP-Link adapters for a year now. Installation was dead easy. I bought two pairs, and synched them all together. As long as you synchronize them at adjacent power points, they keep working when moved apart, even to different rooms / power circuits.
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Overall 8
8.0

Much faster and more stable throughput than my older NETGEAR 85Mbps powerline kit.

XANA Virus, Amazon
9 September 2014
  • Summary: I bought this powerline adapter kit to replace a very old NETGEAR 85Mbps powerline adapter kit (I bought that when the tech was new). I already had a good location to use this kit with since I was already using the 85Mbps kit before - Initially I paired the two adapters in this TP-LINK kit together...
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great, with a caveat

N. Conner, Amazon
19 August 2014
  • Summary: I'm giving this product a 4/5 only because it's highly reliant on the quality of your electrical wiring and the distance you are going between units. My use case was to run ethernet from my office, where the modem and router reside, to my media center for my HTPC and Xbox One.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solved a Problem

chad, Amazon
27 February 2014
  • Summary: I got this so my daughter could play her Xbox Live without dropping. Working well so far. I'm not getting as great a throughput as hoped but, its due to my household wiring. Older home. In general works good. Easy to setup.
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Overall 8
8.0

Straightforward setup and easy to use.

A. Tran, Amazon
31 October 2013
  • Summary: I just moved in a new house and my room doesn't have an Ethernet port. I don't want to stretch a super duper long wire from the router in the living room all the way to my room, thus the solution is this powerline adapter.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not as fast as advertised but still very useful

Carlos T., Newegg
10 October 2013
  • Summary: I decided to try this powerline kit after running into some issues using a wireless 2.4 Ghz 802.11n bridge. The wireless bridge is made up of 2 Netgear WNRL3500 routers, one running standard Netgear firmware, the other running Tomato 1.28. For the most part the wireless bridge worked ok.
  • Pros: Vast improvement over a 2.4 Ghz 802.11 N wireless bridge, consistently lower latency.
  • Cons: Does not deliver anywhere near the advertised speed, but very few technologies do.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not as fast as advertised but still very useful

Carlos A. Tirado, Amazon
18 September 2013
  • Summary: I decided to try this powerline kit after running into some issues using a wireless 2.4 Ghz 802.11n bridge. The wireless bridge is made up of 2 Netgear WNRL3500 routers, one running standard Netgear firmware, the other running Tomato 1.28. For the most part the wireless bridge worked ok.
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Overall 8
8.0

Plug and Play, Literally

Samer M., Newegg
5 August 2013
  • Pros: Plug and play! Took the powerline adapters out of the box and plugged them into the wall. They detected and connected to each other immediately and automatically. Each adapter uses one power outlet (vs Monster PowerNet 200 which covers 2 outlets). Looks good, has a clean, elegant interface. Gigab...
  • Cons: Adapter feels wobbly, unstable when inserted into wall socket due to its 2 prong plug on a raised surface. It also gets very warm/hot to the touch after a short time. Performance is 33% less than Monster PowerNet 200 (7.5Mbps vs 5.0Mbps) when "speed" rating is low (red powerline LED), e.g. instal...
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